Ignited Passions for project Management from Conestoga College’s Dave Barrett challenged first year students to plan, organize and execute a full scale charity event of choice. This sparked the team of Emily Jolley, Evon Cossar, Dylan Good and Jason Nelson to create a charity hockey game to help raise funds for the Ronald McDonald House Charities of South-western Ontario in honour of a 16yr old girl by the name of Jorie Elliott who was recently diagnosed and was fighting with Leukemia. By utilizing project management tools, marketing materials and community involvement, they were able to achieve an end result which generously surpassed their expectations of $750 when tallied from the following area:
· Ticket Sales : $3,000
· Raffle Prizes : $1,330 (Donated to Childcan)
· Chuck-the-puck : $204 (Donated to Childcan)
· Monetary Donations : $337.87
Personal connection to the cause, Professional marketing material including social media as well as utilizing PM tools (such as work breakdown structure, and progress reports) were among the success criteria that drove this event. Of course there was room for improvement as the recorded documentation was considerable in some area and sparse in others. More involvement/networking with the community and other members could have contributed to further success. Yet, this project definitely developed self-confidence and knowledge of the team members to embark upon future flow of projects, both professional and personal.